Feb 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
. today at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c- span. "john mccain's 2000 campaign, when he ran for president, it is the most memorable of any that i have ever covered. we will never see it again. here he was facing george w. bush who had all of the face cards of the republican party backing him, republican governors, all the money. john mccain went out and held a 114 town meetings and he stayed until every question was answered. you see the light bulb going on over people's heads. when eric going to get a patient's bill of rights? he answered, never as long as my party is owned by the health- care industry. it was just this refreshing candor. it was totally open to the press. there was just a welcomeness no one had seen before or since. >> columnist and political littlest mark shields on the washington press corps and has life in journalism tonight at 8:00 on c-span's q&a. >> you have some hotshot who just got his computer science degree from stanford, he is getting offers from all over the world. it's not really competitive. >> congress can do a lot. >> congress can do a lot.